Ornellaia, Dom Perignon and Chateau d’Yquem, direct from their cellars, are the highlights of Sotheby’s first New York auction of 2013.
Among the nearly 200 lots shared by the three wines are multiple formats of Ornellaia’s 25th anniversary 2010 vintage, sold to benefit the Royal Opera House Foundation in London.
The 76 lots in the 23 February sale cover every vintage from 1990 to 2010, including magnums, double magnums, imperials and a 12-litre bottle of the 2010 vintage – the first of its kind produced by Ornellaia.
The Dom Perignon lots span four decades, among them rare bottles and magnums of Oenotheque wines from the 1966 vintage, as well as the first chance to buy magnums of Dom Perignon Rose 2002.
Chateau d’Yquem’s contribution includes nine litres of the yet-to-be-bottled 2011 vintage in the chosen format of the winning bidder – from half-bottle to imperial.
The sale also includes three out of the 200 magnums of ‘Y‘ or Ygrec, Yquem’s dry white wine, produced from the 2011 vintage.
Sotheby’s Wine CEO Jamie Ritchie said: ‘There can be no better provenance than this and we are delighted to start the New Year with a sale that includes wines direct from the cellars of Ornellaia, Dom Perignon and Chateau d’Yquem.’
Written by Richard Woodard